Theater 2020’s ‘Lady Susan’ Hosts New Reading On Sidney Place Oct. 4

Playwright Lynn Marie Macy’s “Lady Susan Or The Captive Heart, a Jane Austen Bodice Ripper,” has been moving forward with workshops in Brooklyn Heights throughout 2012. (BHB correspondent Claude Scales previously reported on February and July stagings).

Theater 2020 now presents another semi-staged reading of the new play Thursday, October 4, at 7 p.m. at the Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church at 21 Sidney Place (between Joralemon & State streets) in Brooklyn Heights. The reading will include a reception with the cast and playwright after the reading.

“Lady Susan Or The Captive Heart, A Jane Austen Bodice Ripper” is branded as such: “This hilarious comic adaptation illuminates Jane Austen’s earliest novel ‘Lady Susan.’ Manipulative, callous and cruel, the beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon is on a manhunt. To restore her broken fortunes the greatest coquette in England sets out to hook a rich husband. She will stop at nothing to achieve this goal including forcing her own daughter Frederica into an unwanted marriage. Will Lady Susan’s weakness for pleasure derail her notorious intrigues? Literature’s greatest villainess is about to take center stage.”

The suggested donation for admission is $25, although any $$ is accepted. Reservations are here or call 718-624-3614.

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  • Knight

    Theater2020 had a great run at Assumption Church on Cranberry Street. I wish them well now that they’ve moved over to St Charles.

  • princess

    Thank you so much Knight. Really appreciate your comment. We are so glad that you enjoyed our run of our People/Puppet version of “The Comedy of Errors” on Cranberry Street. We wish the good people at Assumption Church the very best with working out the issues with their building.

    In addition to performing events at Saint Charles Borromeo throughout the year, we will also have free readings at the Brooklyn Heights branch of the NY Public Library, (HAMLET coming on Nov. 4th!) and continue to perform our “Bard at Pier One…Shakespeare at Sunset” in the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park every summer! View details, updates, and hilarious videos at and on our Facebook page.